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Detroit mayor rejects initial J&J vaccine shipment, saying Pfizer and Moderna are ‘the best’

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan rejected an initial allotment of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine this week, according to the Michigan state health department. At a press briefing Thursday, Duggan confirmed he declined this week's allocation of J&J vaccines from the state, citing sufficient...

Watch live: Biden Covid team holds briefing as more states lift pandemic restrictions

President Joe Biden's Covid-19 response team is holding a news briefing Friday on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 28 million Americans and killed at least 520,356 in a little over a year. On Thursday, Democratic Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said a number of...

Morgan Stanley raises GE target to $17, a high among Wall Street banks

Morgan Stanley raises GE target to $17, a high among Wall Street banks
Morgan Stanley is now the biggest General Electric bull on Wall Street after analyst Josh Pokrzywinski raised his target on the stock to $17 on Thursday, up from his prior forecast of $13. Shares of GE briefly topped $14 per share after the markets opened...

Italy reportedly blocks shipment of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine destined for Australia

Italy reportedly blocks shipment of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine destined for Australia
Vials of AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus (COVID-19) during the first day of a mass vaccination of Police and Firefighters in the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium. Marcos del Mazo | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — The European Union has made its first intervention into the supply of...

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day:1. Stock futures point to more weakness Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE Futures tied to major U.S. stock indexes were lower, pointing to the...

World Health Organization warns of global uptick in Covid cases after weeks of decline

World Health Organization warns of global uptick in Covid cases after weeks of decline
Medical workers move a patient at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens, Greece, March 1, 2021. Giorgos Moutafis | Reuters World Health Organization officials said Wednesday that scientists are trying to understand why Covid-19 cases...

Watch live: Biden Covid team holds briefing after White House moves up vaccine supply timeline

President Joe Biden's Covid-19 response team is holding a news briefing Wednesday on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 28 million Americans and killed at least 516,616 in a little over a year. On Tuesday, Biden said the U.S. will have a large enough...

Surgeon opposes relaxing of Covid restrictions: ‘We haven’t even come down below the surge last summer’

States are easing social distancing rules but it's "too soon" to roll back Covid restrictions, Dr. Atul Gawande warned on CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith." "We are currently at levels of cases that are still above the highest level of our last surge, so...

CDC director news24nations off on J&J’s single-shot Covid vaccine, clearing way for distribution to begin

CDC director signs off on J&J's single-shot Covid vaccine, clearing way for distribution to begin
Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news24nationed off Sunday on Johnson & Johnson's one-shot Covid-19 vaccine for those 18 years of age and older as the federal government prepares to...